ANN Daily Touch-And-Go:
01.12.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:
01.12.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News
ANN Special Feature: Part I: The Swift Fuel
Story - 01.12.11 (ANN Special Report, with
Swift Enterprises VP and Engineer John Rusek)
Greenwich AeroGroup Company To Handle Sales In Pacific
Piper Aircraft Inc. selected Western Aircraft, a Greenwich
AeroGroup company, as Piper’s dealer for new aircraft sales
in Alaska, northern California, Oregon and Washington. The
appointment is effective immediately.
A third AS350 B3 helicopter was delivered to the Miami-Dade
Police Department’s (MDPD) Aviation Unit Monday. This is the
third of four AS350 B3’s that have been ordered by the agency
from American Eurocopter.
Forty-Five Regional Competitions To Take Place In April
An international robotics competition that develops the next
generation of technology leaders kicked off over the weekend. NASA,
the largest sponsor of the FIRST Robotics Competition, and its
centers across the nation joined local technology firms to launch
the event Saturday.
MANUFACTURER: Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna)
(Type Certificate A00003SE Previously Held by Columbia Aircraft
Manufacturing (Previously The Lancair Company)) Models LC41-550FG
and LC42-550FG Airplanes
Piper Cites 'Differences In Business Philosophies' With Czech
Piper Aircraft Inc. said in a news release Wednesday it plans to
terminate its business relationship with Czech Republic-based Czech
Sport Aircraft to market that company’s Light Sport Aircraft,
citing differences in business philosophies.
Sikorsky Remains One of Aviation's Most
Aggressively Innovative Companies
Oshkosh 2010 was no stranger to innovation... though we must
note that this year was a bumper crop in terms of the breadth of
excitement we saw within the confines of Wittman Field... sport
aviation, GA, BizAv, Military, Aerospace, you name it... there was
no shortage of exciting innovations to feast your eyes on...
especially where Sikorsky was concerned.
Aero-Heartbreaker: The FlightPrep Debacle
As 2010 was coming to an end, an intriguing story started
emerging concerning a patent issued to a small company called
FlightPrep, who made a number of flight planning products used by
pilots. The patent reportedly gave FlightPrep the idea that a
number of online flight planning utilities owed them compensation
for perceived violations of their patented Intellectual
Aero-Hero: Diamond Aircraft
The beginning of the second decade of this millennium will not
go down as a favorite among devotees of all things aeronautical.
For companies already struggling to stay alive, 2009-2010 was a bad
time... and often signaled their end. For the more healthy
companies, it was a time when everyone went into survival mode no
matter how well they had done previously.
Demonstration Appears To Be Timed To Correspond With Gates
The Chinese J-20 Black Eagle stealth fighter that is reportedly
being developed as a rival to the F-22 Raptor has apparently flown
for the first time, and the demonstration may have been planned to
coincide with a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
And In The Process Becomes A Launch Customer For The
India's largest low-cost carrier, IndiGo has signed a Memorandum
of Understanding for 180 Airbus A320 aircraft of which 150 will be
A320neo’s and 30 will be A320s. It is the largest single firm
order number for large jets in commercial aviation history.